Memoirs of a Linguist

Blog URL:http://www.linguist-in-waiting.com
Blog Tags:graduate school, linguistics, travel, experiments, dissertation, PhD
Country:United States
State/Province:New York
Location:Buffalo

This blog is about the daily activities of a 28-year-old Ph.D. candidate, who daydreams of seeing the world, while ranting about people around him, as he attempts to get the elusive three-letters after his name.



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A while ago, I came across a movie called In Bruges. It's almost a decade old now, but I just heard of it in passing and haven't really watched it until one day, we were browsing Netflix and found it. We somehow liked it, of course, due to th...

Back in 2015, I picked up I, Claudius, by Robert Graves. It was a rather mind-blowing book, written as an "autobiography" by the Roman emperor Claudius. The style was rather new to me, and to be honest, it made Roman history rather fun. It...

Frolicking in Flanders

on Aug 13, 2017 in: travel

So I returned to Belgium recently. I have been to Belgium twice before, but on both visits, I really didn't do justice to the country. My first visit was a short stint, only visiting Ghent and Brussels. And my second visit was a business trip to...

"Where are you originally from?" I didn't realize how this question could be so ignorant and borderline racist. I heard this asked in public in a conversation I overheard, and it actually made me think.More...

Quedlinburg

on Aug 9, 2017

A few weeks ago, my spouse and I went on a day trip to a town outside of Berlin, to Quedlinburg. It's actually three hours away by train, in Saxony-Anhalt. You might remember that this is the German state that I have visited back in February, whe...

When I decided to leave academia (or alternatively, when academia decided to kick me out), I quickly realised that I needed to change my profile massively. As an academic, one becomes very specialised, and there is this mindset where you basically th...

Sometimes it just is interesting to do something different. So one weekend, I went all the way to the deep eastern sectors of Berlin, in order to visit the Modellpark Berlin-Brandenburg. This small park is located in Wuhlheide, a green and recreation...